Prisoners Need Reform Not Punishment

Our Father of Nation — Mahatma Gandhi — believed in reform not punishment and with this philosophy, Additional Director General (Prison) Bhushankumar Upadhyay and Jail Superintendent U.T. Pawar organized a workshop in the largest prison of South Asia — Yerwada Central Jail, Pune.


When one commits a mistake in life, one has to pay a big cost for it. But it’s not the end of life, not even for the prisoners of jail. There is always a ray of hope to live a happy, positive, and normal life– for them too. This was the overview of the program conducted by Mind Power Expert, Transformation Leader, and Human Potential Expert Sunil Parekh of RISE Development Academy, Mumbai.

400 prisoners of Yerwada Central Jail attended this 4-hour mind power and life education workshop on 27th October, 2017.

No one is a born criminal but rather they develop this mindset due to their experiences and circumstances. Due to losing control of the mind on the spur of the moment, one has to bear the consequences as per the law of the land; and that is usually a punishment in jail.

While serving in the jail, they lose all hope to live a happy, positive and normal life, but Sunil shared the technique to change their mindset by explaining them the powers of the subconscious mind with lots of practical tools and techniques.

Through the visualization technique, they were taught to paint a positive picture of life after coming out of jail, so that it can manifest into a reality. Through affirmations, they were taught to believe that they can become good citizens; again. EFT is a very powerful tapping exercise on 9 meridian points of the body to heal any negative emotions, lessen mental and physical pain, and bring about reform.

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Many prisoners cried during the EFT session. Though their minds have become negative, hopeless and their hearts are filled with guilt, anger, sadness, anxiety, and fear of the future, awareness of their potential and power of the subconscious mind can enable them to live a happy, positive and normal life.

Their past can’t be changed but a better future can be created by making them realize their potential, support of the society, and such noble initiatives.

This noble and unique program was made possible with the genuine efforts of Dr. Datta Kohinkar of the Vishwashakti Foundation, Pune. He attended Sunil’s Mind Power Unlimited program and came up with this noble thought of sharing this valuable knowledge with prisoners of Yerwada Central Jail.

This noble and genuine effort of Sunil will be of great help to this neglected segment of the society and will realize the philosophy of our Father of Nation.

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